Issue 1
Monday, 26 February 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Bachelor of Science student Amy Bottolfsen begins her first year of study with O Week celebrations. Photo: Helen Orr
Bachelor of Science student Amy Bottolfsen begins her first year of study with O Week celebrations. Photo: Helen Orr

O Week welcomes fresh faces

By Ellie Turner

About 700 students attended Casuarina campus for O Week in the lead up to Semester One.

Students kicked off the week with a traditional smoking ceremony and official welcome, before being immersed in workshops, campus tours and academic sessions.

Bachelor of Science student Amy Bottolfsen, whose family moved to Darwin from London 13 years ago, said she discovered she wanted to pursue an optometry career, while visiting the UK.

“I worked in admin at an optometry clinic during my gap year, and learnt that my boss had opportunities to work overseas, including in developing countries,” Amy said.

“A career with the potential to do humanitarian work really appeals to me.

“Having a gap year after high school gave me time to think clearly about what I wanted to study.”

The Bachelor of Science will provide the foundation for Amy’s long-term goal to work in optometry.

O Week coordinator Karen Glazbrook said Orientation introduced students to campus life, their course requirements and the services available, and provided them with the opportunity to meet other students.